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ICO survey shows many councils “have work to do” to prepare for new data protection law

Local councils are being offered advice from the data protection regulator ahead of a new law coming into force next year. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has published the results of a survey completed by local councils at the end of last year, along with a blog...
Posted On 22 Mar 2017
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Imperial College London students crowned “UK’s most talented” in cyber security competition

Students from Imperial College London have been declared the most talented university pupils in the UK for their cyber skills after beating fierce competition from 11 other top universities, which have been designated as Academic Centres of Excellence in Cyber Security Research,...
Posted On 22 Mar 2017
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Global private companies “confident” about prospects but “underprepared” for cyber attacks

Private companies are confident about their own prospects, but underprepared for cyber attacks. That’s according to a new study conducted by PwC. Key findings from the global report include the fact that only 68% of private company CEOs are concerned about the speed of...
Posted On 17 Mar 2017
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BSIA Working Group members pledge to “lead the way” in cyber security education

Protecting customers from the risk of product-related cyber crime was the focus of the inaugural meeting of a new Working Group convened by the British Security Industry Association (BSIA). Members of the Cyber Security Product Assurance Group (CySPAG) have met for the first time...
Posted On 17 Mar 2017
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New assessment warns industry that cyber criminals are “imitating nation state attacks”

The annual assessment of the biggest cyber threats posed to UK businesses has been published after being produced jointly for the first time by the National Crime Agency (NCA), the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and industry partners emanating from multiple sectors. The...
Posted On 17 Mar 2017
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Retail sector steps up fight against criminals with launch of BRC’s Cyber Security Toolkit

In partnership with Home Office minister Sarah Newton MP, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) has just launched a Cyber Security Toolkit that will provide retail businesses of all sizes with a practical, step-by-step guide to prevent and manage cyber security threats and protect...
Posted On 07 Mar 2017
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Cyber security certification from CompTIA “first to address behavioural analytics”

To combat the increasing risk of cyber attacks, the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) – the leading IT Trade Association – has unveiled a “groundbreaking, vendor-neutral” certification. Entitled CompTIA Cyber Security Analyst (CSA+),...
Posted On 07 Mar 2017
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IT and physical access security teams “must collaborate” to protect against growing cyber threats

Addressing the growing cyber threat landscape, HID Global – the trusted identity solutions specialist – has stated the company’s belief that it’s “increasingly important” for physical and IT security teams to work together in order to develop a...
Posted On 27 Feb 2017
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Cyber security workforce shortage forecast to grow worldwide to 1.8 million by 2022

New research conducted by the Centre for Cyber Safety and Education – part of its eighth Global Information Security Workforce Study (GISWS) sponsored by (ISC)² and Booz Allen Hamilton – suggests a serious talent shortage looms in the information security workforce....
Posted On 20 Feb 2017
Ciaran Martin: CEO of the National Cyber Security Centre
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Britain enters “new era of online opportunity” with opening of National Cyber Security Centre

The UK’s all-new ‘cyber hub’ that will enable generations to navigate the Internet safely and be protected from the growing threat of online attack has been officially opened by Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh. The...
Posted On 15 Feb 2017